Alex boys' hockey: Cards fall just short against Sartell
Alexandria lost its third straight game by one goal last week with a 3-2 loss to Sartell-St. Stephen.
The Cardinals got a late goal from Jack Wensman after pulling goaltender Ben Allen in a 3-1 game. They couldn't get any closer than that as they fell to 8-8-1 overall.
Alexandria's last five losses have come by just one goal. The Cardinals took a lead in this one as Parker Revering scored from the blue line off a pass from Wensman in the second period. The Sabres had an answer almost five minutes later as Matthew Ringhand scored to send it into the second intermission in a 1-1 tie.
Sartell got outshot 35-33 overall but held a 16-10 advantage in the final period. That allowed the Sabres to connect on two early goals that swung the momentum in their favor.
ALEXANDRIA 0 1 1 - 2
SARTELL 0 1 2 - 3
SHOTS - Alexandria - 11, 14, 10 - 35; Sartell - 8, 9, 16 - 33
FIRST PERIOD - No scoring
SECOND PERIOD - Alexandria - Revering (Wensman), 13:08; Sartell - Ringhand (Ethan Lorsung, Andrew Lindmeier), 14:23
THIRD PERIOD - Sartell - Spencer Zwiener (Aaron Randall), 1:33; Sartell - Kyle Erickson (Randall), 6:47; Alexandria - Wensman (Matt Resch, Ryan Marciniak), 15:43
GOALTENDING - Alexandria - Allen - L, 30 saves, 33 shots; Sartell - Elliott Brookins - W, 33 saves, 35 shots